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Christopher P. Pinet, Editor in Chief, French Review

02.01.2004 · Posted in Editorials

In a column published in the New York Times of 18 September 2003, Thomas L. Friedman provides ample evidence that francophobia is still alive and well and that it will not simply fade away through benign neglect. His ill-informed and biased opening remarks only add fuel to the fire of those who would bash the ...

LETTER TO CNBC EXECUTIVES, Re: DENNIS MILLER

01.30.2004 · Posted in Editorials, Guest Editorials

Enough already with French bashing! Dennis Miller shows how ignorant he is and dangerously naive to think he can surf on the anti-French wave in order to increase his popularity. The French are very active in the war against terrorism and for one good reason: they had a head start on the USA. They have ...

French Bashing, Young Voters and the Newsless

01.27.2004 · Posted in Editorials

The Pew Research Center conducted a survey to determine which news outlets influence young voter’s decisions. According to this survey, 21 % of young people aged 18 to 29 said they get their campaign news from Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update and Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show. This situation should come as no surprise as ...

Starbucks in Paris – OPINION PIECE

01.15.2004 · Posted in Guest Editorials

I have been to Paris and one of the things I loved was the culture of small coffee shops and bistros on every other street, so people could take time out of their day to sit and converse over coffee. I’m pleased to hear that STARBUCKS has moved into PARIS about the same amount that ...

Hillary, Gandhi and French Bashing

01.08.2004 · Posted in Editorials

New York’s senator was in a storm of controversy this week after making a joke about Mahatma Gandhi at a St. Louis fund-raiser. Hillary’s attempt with humour and subsequent apology got plenty of media coverage. During a speech Clinton quipped that India’s father of independence and non-violent apologist « ran a petrol station down in ...

BUSH’S FOREIGN POLICY: ANTI-FRENCH ON ALL FRONTS.

01.02.2004 · Posted in Editorials

In early 2003, French Bashing was the mainstay of Comedians, Federal Representatives, Shock Jocks and Right Wing Columnists. At the close of 2003, it became clear that Anti-French activity was now the « chasse gardée » of the White House and American Administration: no French President would be invited to celebrate the Louisiana Purchase Celebrations; ...

Dear Democratic candidate to the American Presidency

12.22.2003 · Posted in Editorials

The year 2003 has been a very difficult for French-Americans, Americans of French heritage and Francophones. From the White House to Conservative circles, French Bashing took on unprecedented levels. In March 2003, the drums of Anti-French rhetoric became so loud that some people believed it was acceptable to go beyond the rhetoric and lash out ...

Fanning the flames of prejudice.

12.12.2003 · Posted in Editorials

Our Oldest Enemy: A History of America’s Disastrous Relationship with France John J. Miller[1], has embarked upon a new endeavour: to publish a book to further Bash France and the French. Miller is well known for his talent as a polemicist, but he probably wasn’t sufficiently versed in abstruse history to write this book alone. ...

GOOGLE ADWORDS CAMPAIGN SUSPENDED

12.01.2003 · Posted in Editorials

We have just received the following from google adwords : Action taken: Suspended – Pending Revision Issue(s): Unacceptable Content, Repetition “At this time, Google policy does not permit the advertisement of websites that contain language such as “Bush’s know-nothing supporters” because it advocates against an individual, group, or organization. As noted in our advertising terms ...